News in Review - March 1998 Algeria: The Reign of Terror

This rare look by CBC Correspondent Paul Workman at the horror in Algeria is a reminder of the kind of news story that many television consumers have great difficulty understanding and coming to terms with. The nullification of election results in Algeria that denied power to the victorious Muslim fundamentalists and the terror that has followed in its wake have ...
  • 1998
  • 00:11:06
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/04/2017

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News in Review - November 2011 Amanda Lindhout's African Journey

Amanda Lindhout is a young Canadian journalist who was held hostage in Somalia for more than a year. Now Somalia is in the grip of a terrible famine. In this News in Review story we'll follow Lindhout as she returns to Africa to try to provide hope to Somali women.
  • 2011
  • 00:17:06
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 11/15/2011

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News in Review - December 1996 America Votes: Staying the Course

Americans head into the 21st century with the first Democratic president to be elected to a second full term since Franklin D. Roosevelt. This story examines the chastened Right, the impact of the female vote and the concerns over health care and the deficit.
  • 1996
  • 00:14:41
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 12/15/1996

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The National America's Unsolvable Problem

In the wake of recent police killings of unarmed black men, angry protesters hit the streets of many U.S. cities. CBC reporter Paul Hunter travelled to Florida to see the proactive approach that one community is taking towards what some would call America's unsolvable problem. Like so many U.S. cities, Titusville shares a renewed frustration that America just can't get past ...
  • 2014
  • 00:08:15
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/12/2015

News in Review - November 2008 Americans Choose a New President

On November 4, Americans went to the polls to choose a new president. The vote came after a long and bitterly contested campaign between the Democratic candidate Barack Obama and Republican candidate John McCain. In this News in Review story we’ll look at the campaign and what happened when voting day finally arrived.
  • 2008
  • 00:14:14
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 11/15/2008

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The National Anatomy of a Revolution

After a historic 18-day wave of pro-democracy demonstrations in Egypt, President Hosni Mubarak resigned and handed over power to the military. So how did it happen? How did unarmed civilians end decades of despotic rule in a matter of days? The National's Terence McKenna was on the ground in Cairo as the government collapsed. In this special documentary, he examines the ...
  • 2010
  • 00:21:12
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

Quirks & Quarks Ancient Plague Identified

Eight hundred years before the notorious Black Death plague, another pandemic devastated Europe. The Justinian plague wiped out up to half the population and is thought to have contributed to the fall of the Roman Empire. But not that much had been known about it — until now. Dr. Hendrik Poinar, an evolutionary geneticist at McMaster University, analysed the teeth ...
  • 2014
  • 00:08:10
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 02/06/2014

News in Review - February 2015 Anger and Authority in the United States

The recent deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner unleashed waves of anger and resentment across the U.S. Both victims were black and died at the hands of white police officers. And in both cases, authorities declined to press charges. These events brought to the surface long standing tensions in the U.S. between police and the very people they're expected ...
  • 2015
  • 00:17:21
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 02/13/2015

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Doc Zone Anger in America: Fanning the Flames (part 2 of 2)

In this second installment in the two-part series Anger in America, we explore the toxic media landscape in the United States, from Fox News to the blogosphere to the free-spending "Super Pacs" behind negative ad campaigns. Americans prize their freedom of speech, but the current political dialogue is turning ugly and fearful.
  • 2012
  • 00:42:25
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 11/28/2013

Doc Zone Anger in America: The Fire Within (part 1 of 2)

Most Americans do not believe that the next generation will have better lives than their parents. They have every reason to feel pessimistic. The economic recovery is slow and many jobs that disappeared during the Great Recession are gone forever. The social ladder has never been harder to climb and the Tea Partiers are not the only angry people. In ...
  • 2012
  • 00:41:57
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 11/28/2013